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Opinion

9/11 Reflections – The Day America Lost Its Innocence

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It has been 18 years since America and everyone privileged to live in this great land, was forever changed. I recall hearing adults talk about where they were and what they were doing when JFK was shot, and during the attack on Pearl Harbor Having not been born during either shocking national incident, I never really fully understood how watching…

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Weathering the Storm Together Novel

Weathering the Storm Together, Chapter 2: Should We Stay or Go?

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You can read chapter 1 here, or see all of the chapters here. By sunrise on Wednesday morning, Jess and Steve were both at the breakfast table going over their stockpile inventory and their bug out planning once more. Steve was watching video of the devastation the Hurricane had brought to the Caribbean already. Jess would take the list she’d…

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Recipes

The Easiest Peach Preserve Recipe

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Canning jams, jellies, and preserves has become one of my favorite summertime activities. My husband, Bobby, was the canner in the family, and I was the dehydrating expert, until 2 years ago. Since we have a large survival homesteading retreat and are growing and raising the bulk of our own food now, he decided it was time for me to…

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Weathering the Storm Together Novel

Weathering the Storm Together, Chapter 1: Follow the Plan

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Message from Dan: Hey Pack (and everyone else). Starting today, I will post a weekly chapter of a fiction novel that Megan wrote. To navigate through the chapters, you can use this link. I think you’ll love it, and don’t be shy about offering feedback. Megan might decide to continue writing it (we have 11 chapters so far), or she…

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